YOUR MOUNTAIN IS WAITING.
Welcome to the findarace Challenge Club,
a monthly virtual challenge series.
This month the Club is supporting the National Literacy Trust. The lockdown has had a disproportionately negative impact on children from poorer backgrounds. The National Literacy Trust is working to support these children when they return to school this September after months of disrupted learning.
The July Challenges have now sold out. Looking for the Leaderboards?
How it Works
Get a Goal
Choose your own challenge or team up with friends and family
You have 30 days from entering to complete your challenge
Send us your evidence and we'll send you your hard-earned medal
A chunky 60mm powder-coated medal in light grey, with a glossy soft enamel finish. This month's quote is from the inimitable Dr Seuss providing a little positivity to get us out the door.
The medal comes on a lanyard attached with a black nickel-plated clip. An accompanying disc on a ball chain shows the challenge distance completed. Keep it close at hand to remind you why you run, and to encourage you to get out there regularly. Your mountain is waiting.
Choose from team and solo challenges, and race or distance goals.
Entry to any of the challenges unlocks your Challenge page on findarace.com, where you'll find a progress tracker, leaderboards (for team entries) and a photo gallery. We'll also drop into your inbox occasionally to share ideas for all things running, from pre-run warm up drills to inspiring books to read and motivating films to watch.
THE MEDAL CEREMONY
Receiving your medal is an emotional moment. Hats off to Kirsty who, having completed our previous virtual events series Plan B, set the standard for Lockdown medal ceremonies.
Inspired by Kirsty, we've put together a checklist, included with your medal, for creating your own DIY medal ceremony. Essentials include: stirring voiceover introduction, national anthem, podium, mascot, flowers, flag and proud athlete.
Supporting the national literacy trust
£2.50 of every entry fee goes to the National Literacy Trust.
100% ringspun cotton T shirt. Features Dr Seuss quote on the back and findarace.com Challenge Club logo on the front chest. A Regular Fit tee, good for sweating in, good for relaxing in. Both things you'll be doing over the next 30 days.
Looking for more events like this? - Visit our Virtual Runs page
What is a Virtual Challenge?
Virtual Challenges are a great way to stay motivated, get a great medal and support the National Literacy Trust.
How does the charity donation work?
£2.50 from each entry will go to the National Literacy Trust. If you want to raise any additional money during your running that would be even better.
What’s the difference between a distance challenge and a race distance?
The distance challenges are for a cumulative distance in the time period and a race distance has to be completed in one go. Depending on your goals you can choose which works best for you.
Is there a start date or deadline?
You can start your challenge as soon as you've entered. The deadline is a rolling 30 days, ie. all challenges need to be completed within 30 days of entering.
What do I have to do to sign up?
Super easy! Just choose the distance or time challenge that you want and enter your details. Once you've signed up we will keep you informed throughout the challenge. All you need to do is complete your challenge by the deadline specified, upload your evidence and then your medal will be sent out in the post.
What do you mean by race evidence?
To get the medal we need to know you completed the challenge. We can take evidence in many forms; a photo of the distance on your watch/treadmill, a screenshot from any one of the running apps, an excel sheet you use to log your runs, a photo of you doing your home workout. We're the believing type so if you tell us you've done it, we trust you.
Who can enter a virtual challenge?
Everyone! We suggest that anyone under 18 should complete the distance/time under supervision. By entering a findarace.com virtual race you agree that any injury or damage caused by completing your race/challenge is your own responsibility. Find a Race Ltd accepts no responsibility for any damage or injury occurring during completing a race/challenge. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.
How do I upload my evidence?
Upload your evidence as you go. Either use the evidence Upload link from your Booking Confirmation email, or use the general Challenge Club Evidence Upload page: findarace.com/challenge-club-evidence
Where can I get information on the races I’ve entered?
We will send an email with all the information for your race and another to let you know how to send over the evidence.
When will I get my medal?
Medals will be ready to ship out from the first week of September onwards.
Tell me more about the medal
For the medal nerds (like us), they are a chunky 60mm long 4mm thick powder-coated medal in coral pink, with a glossy enamel finish.
Who can I contact if something goes wrong?
Email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please can you include your booking reference with any communication so we can help you out more efficiently!